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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #9 of 116 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas,... more » Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano. « less
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Two astronomers gave us a fascinating talk on the science of sunspotting. Most of it went over my head but looking through the telescope at various gaseous formations and knowing a little more about what they represented was intriguing.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This museum has wonderful lectures by accomplished scientists throughout the month as well as up-to-date educational exhibits. A new Children's exhibit is a lot of fun for young-at-heart adults too.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This museum is very human-friendly, as the exhibits kind of melt into one another throughout. There is interaction and environmental scenery, as in one room you feel like you're in the ocean and in another, the desert. Very interesting facts about the evolution of life. Great for kids and adults alike!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We arrived early to Explora, but the NMM of NHS was already open. My son was captivated by the Grossology exhibit. Fun!! The dinosaurs and space exhibit were awesome too. As he gets a bit older, this will definitely be worth a return visit!!

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Pueblo, Colorado
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Did the planetarium and loved the excellent presentation. Most informative, and worth the price. Highly recommend.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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145 reviews 145 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Senior rate of $6.00/person is excellent value. The grossology exhibit is worth that price alone. Enjoyed our visit very much

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The favorite thing that the grandkids wanted to do. We also so the IMAX show, Titans of the Ice Age. They would have liked to see that again. The dinosaur exhibit was a big hit. We spent over 4 hours in this place. It does has a snack room but no cafeteria or vending machines so be sure to take... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

What a great natural history museum. We especially loved the dinosaurs. Very nicely layed out and attractive. Located near the zoo. Plenty of indoor displays for the few bad weather days. limited food when we toured.

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Paso Robles, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a very nice museum. Good flow, interesting exhibits, appeals to a variety of interests as well as ages. Good little café and gift shop, too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit. Good displays on dinosaurs and New Mexico geography. Didn't go to the theatre. $9 for the show? Seems excessive.

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